Monday, October 10, 2016

Why a Pattern Store?

It has been a few months since I have posted, I have been trying to make a decision about how to keep my Blog going and to be able to keep making more free patterns for crocheters to enjoy. I checked around for different options and here are the two that seemed to be what most crochet bloggers are doing. Some are putting ads on their blogs and others are selling their patterns.
The first option of putting advertisements on my blog did not appeal to me since I personally hate going to Blogs and being bombarded with ads and pop ups. When this happens to me I leave the website or Blog (I would like you to enjoy your experience on my blog!). So I went with the other option of selling patterns in order to keep my blog going and be able to bring you more free patterns. It has taken me the last few months to create the following patterns, these patterns are easy to crochet and make great gifts! Wow, I can't believe that the holiday season is already here! Where did the time go?

The Scarf Collection


The Tiny Bubble Scarf
This easy to make scarf pattern is great for gifts and can be made in many different colors, links to the pattern can be found HERE



The Color Collection




Add some color to your home, these colorful Mandalas and coasters are easy to make and are great for gift giving. To find out where to get the patterns click on the names above.



The Lace Collection
Vintage Lace Doily

Vintage Lace Bookmark

These two patterns were featured in issue #20 of Happily Hooked magazine. These are easy patterns that make great gifts with the old fashion flair. you can get the information on the patterns HERE

If you have a problem with the links provided please check out the pattern store on the right side of the blog.

Have a Great Week!
Crochet on,
Da

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mini Granny Square Bandana

I have always wanted to make a crochet Bandana to wear camping when you can't wash your hair, so I put one together using mini granny squares. The good thing about the bandana is that you can use it as a neck scarf as well.





















You can access the full pattern HERE and be sure to check out the pattern highlights below

                Mini Granny Square Bandana Picture Highlights





Using the pattern found HERE make 21 blue centered squares








Make 6 blue centered Granny Square triangles










Make 15 Orange centered Granny Squares










Make 6 orange centered Granny Square Triangles







and 1 blue Granny square Triangle






Lay out the squares and triangles as follows:
Row 1: 11 mini granny squares with the blue center and 2 blue center mini half-granny triangles (Mini half-granny squares do not show in the photo)
Row 2:  9 mini granny squares with the orange center and 2 orange center mini half-granny triangles
Row 3: 7 mini granny squares with the blue center and 2 blue center mini half-granny triangles
Row 4:  5 mini granny squares with the orange center and 2 orange center mini half-granny triangles
Row 5: 3 mini granny squares with the blue center and 2 blue center mini half-granny triangles
Row 6: 1 mini granny squares with the orange center and 2 orange center mini half-granny triangles
Row 7: 1 solid blue mini half-granny triangles


Join the squares and triangles together using the E/4 (3.5 mm) hook, there are a few different ways to join granny squares. This project was done with a single crochet join, with the ridge on the top for texture.
Once you have joined the squares and triangles its time to add the edging. (See edging in pattern found HERE)  



You can make the Bandana smaller by reducing the number of mini granny squares and triangles you use.

I can't wait to wear this camping in August!
Have a great week,
Da
*Make as many Mini Granny Bandanas as you like, but do not reproduce or sell this pattern. Please provide a link to the pattern or my blog when using this pattern on the internet*